“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: A Life That Goes Well!
“Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time.”
Deuteronomy 4:40 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on living a life that goes well. As I write this I’m thinking of a friend who this past weekend heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Living a life that goes well only really matters if you live it in Christ so that it goes well for you when this life ends. As you pray this week, ask God to help you see what a life lived well looks like from His perspective. Pray that you would live each day in accordance with God’s Word by the power of His Spirit. Pray about how God would have you to invest your life into the lives of others in ways that help each of you to have a life that goes well. Pray for a greater understanding of how living by God’s decrees and commands will help your life to go well regardless of how the world would see it. Pray that you would not lose sight of living a life that God would welcome to Himself with the words, “Well done.” Pray for the faith to trust God in all circumstances as He makes all things well in His time. Pray for a spirit of unity within your church congregation and within the body of Christ as a whole. Pray each day for the individuals of your church congregation as well as the body of Christ as a whole.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
Please pray each day for God to help you live a life that goes well according to His perspective.
Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church. Pray for me (Tom Lemler) and the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.
Monday: A Life That Goes Well As You Honor Your Parents. Pray that you would find ways to honor your parents regardless of how deserving, or undeserving, you think they are. Pray that you would honor God in the way you treat your parents. “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 5:16 (NIV)
Tuesday: A Life That Goes Well As You Fear God. Pray that you would live with a reverence for God in the ways you think, speak, and act. Pray that your children would know the intimate love you have for God by the way they see you fear Him. “Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!” Deuteronomy 5:29 (NIV)
Wednesday: A Life That Goes Well Through Humility. Pray for a submissive spirit that lives with the humility needed to accept what God provides. Pray that you would learn humility as you see God take care of you in unexpected ways. “He gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you.” Deuteronomy 8:16 (NIV)
Thursday: A Life That Goes Well Through Obedience. Pray that you would learn to obey God regardless of your opinion about what He asks. Pray for a heart that desires to be obedient to all that God desires. “Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the LORD our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the LORD our God.” Jeremiah 42:6 (NIV)
Friday: A Life That Goes Well In Your Soul. Pray that you would pay close attention to the things that feed your soul. Pray that your attention to your spiritual health would be of even greater importance than your physical health. “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 1:2 (NIV)
Saturday: A Life That Goes Well As You Love People. Pray that you would love people in a way that helps them to see the love of God. Pray that all of your interactions with others would be done in ways that are worthy of God. Pray that your help to others would reflect God’s love. “They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.” 3 John 1:6 (NIV)